Actresses and Actors – What Writers Need To Know – Part 1

Event Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016 || Speakers: Jason Stuart, Danielle Vasinova and Phil Tyler || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

The panel discussion will focus on Actors and Actresses working with writers, the relationship, the writer’s room, the script, etc. The discussion will also focus on submitting to and contacting Actors and Actresses, the process of getting your script to them. See more details below:


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Check-in begins at 12:30 pm.
Event starts at 1:00 pm.

No Refunds. No Credits.

More details:

js-smile-fixedWhen you think one of the most prolific character actors, who’s also an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian, one name comes to mind…. Jason Stuart. He has been in close to 200 film & TV shows! Jason is in one of the most anticipated films of the year playing a plantation owner in the Nat Turner bio pic Birth Of A Nation starring Nate Parker & Armie Hammer. The Grand Jury and Audience Sundance Award winner is in theatre’s now from Fox Searchlight.

As a comedian, he had his own hour cable special Making It To The Middle & 2 comedy CDs in addition to performing on One Night Stand Up, Wisecrack and Comics Unleashed, Red Eye, Gotham Comedy Live to name a few. As an actor, Sleepy Hollow, Love, Real Rob. House, Entourage, The Closer, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Everybody Hates Chris, George Lopez, My Wife & Kids, Charmed and Will & Grace. On film, he’s been featured in Gia (w/Angelina Jolie), A Day Without A Mexican, Coffee Date, Vegas Vacation and Kindergarten Cop. Lastly James Franco’s Holy Land, Hush Up Sweet Charlotte with Mink Stole, Ira Sack’s drama Love Is Strange opposite Marisa Tomei, John Lithgow & Alfred Molina and in the Award winning comedy Tangerine.

danielle-vasinovaDanielle Vasinova is a high-spirited actress of Czech, & Navajo decent known for her colorful action-adventure roles. She was inspired to follow in the footsteps of her grandmother, who was an actress and singer in Prague. She began her modeling career at the age of 14 when a talent scout approached her at a local mall when she was performing in a cheerleading competition for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). She was quickly signed to an agency in New York where she modeled for the next 5 years before beginning her acting career.


She is now starring in the action/thriller Red Dead, from the makers of the popular sci-fi television series Z Nation. In this Grimm’s Fairy Tale meets The Undead story, she plays Denise Knox, the Sheriff’s wife. She also stars in the animated action-adventure Shinjuku, from the director of Aeon Flux – playing an international bounty hunter on a mission to rescue her brother, and she’s the mysterious Detective Stone in director Joss Gomez’s upcoming science fiction/adventure film Among Us.  Because of her comfort with action roles, Vasinova is also intimately involved as the title star of the video game Belle’s War, based on the popular comic book 13 Chambers from Image Comics. Referring to her character as the “wonder woman of the west,” the game chronicles Belle’s search for the thirteen magical pistols that once belonged to a secret group of U.S. marshals commanded by the late President Abraham Lincoln. It is also currently in development as both a television series and a motion picture.


She previously starred in the indie thriller To Hell With A Bullet, written and directed by Vick Wright. She has also appeared in the features Born To Be A Star, from Columbia Pictures, starring Nick Swardson and Christina Ricci, and Should’ve Been Romeo directed by Marc Bennett, starring Paul Ben-Victor, Ed Asner and Carol Kane. Her other credits include guest- starring roles on numerous series including the critically-acclaimed show Dexter followed by Rules of Engagement, The Philanthropist, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Nip Tuck, That 70’s Show, Friends, The Practice, Hostage Do or Die for The Discovery Channel, and The Young And The Restless. She also appeared in the F/X telefilm Alabama, and starred in the award-winning short White Trash Noir at The Action Film Festival. Vasinova holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut, and later studied drama with Robert Carnegie of Playhouse West, Margie Haber and Ivana Chubbuck . When she isn’t in front of the camera, Vasinova is an avid equestrian – specializing in hunter/jumper, dressage, and western. She also studies the martial arts form Wushu, loves to drum, and is well trained in swordplay, gun work, and motorcycle riding.


philliptylerPhil Tyler is from the hometown of Chicago, Phil fell in love with the arts. Influenced by his city to study architectural design, he first attended IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology). Later, after attending summer programs at the Art Institute of Chicago, Phil decided he wanted to become a director. Phil enrolled at Columbia College of Chicago for directing in film. His body of work in front of the camera has made Phil a great “actor’s director.” His work includes TV shows such as “CSI” on CBS, “Revenge” on ABC, “Jane the Virgin” on the CW, and “Married” on FX, and films, including “Fast and Furious 4” with Vin Diesel, “About Scout” with Danny Glover, “Fort Bliss” with Michelle Monaghan, “Wake” with Bruce Willis, “Chips” with Vincent D’Onofrio and many more. Phil’s work behind the camera- directing, producing, and 1st assistant directing, 2nd unit stunts coordinator includes, “Destroy build Destroy” on Cartoon Network, “Biggest Loser” on NBC, “Hell’s Kitchen” on FOX, “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” on FX, “Demonics” feature film( in preproduction) along with music videos, commercials, indie films, web series and many more. Needless to say his vast knowledge and experience in this industry makes Phil our go-to guy for all production and directorial needs!




Join us on the Second Saturday every month at:

Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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As this is a professional event, we ask that you please arrive prior to the event start time.

Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm

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